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Colback Ropes

Colback Ropes

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Project overview 

Project overview 

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Rick Tegelaar graduated with honours from the
ArtEZ Arnhem product design department in 2011.
Since then he works independently from his studio
and workshop.


Rick likes to work with undervalued materials such as
wire mesh and waste wood. By re-examining these
materials, new applications of the materials arise.
The challenge lies in finding new forms, qualities and
aesthetics as opposed to those which we are all too
familiar with.


Rick Tegelaar’s research is rooted within a technique
that he developed during his participation in the first
edition of In4nite: 3D printing with Colback®
Yarn. 3D printing generated an added value to the yarn.

 

 

Rick Tegelaar graduated with honours from the ArtEZ Arnhem product design department in 2011. Since then he works independently from his studio and workshop.

Rick likes to work with undervalued materials such as wire mesh and waste wood. By re-examining these materials, new applications of the materials arise. The challenge lies in finding new forms, qualities and aesthetics as opposed to those with which we are all too familiar.

Rick's research is rooted within a technique that he developed during his participation in the first edition of In4nite: 3D printing with Colback Yarn. 3D printing generated an added value to the yarn.


Vanguard technology such as this one provides
many opportunities — and simultaneously, many
problems. Being the inventor of a new technology
is both a blessing and a curse, precisely because
it is unique; it cannot be replicated by anyone else.
Due to its singularity, scaling up to concrete applications is a tricky task. For this reason, Rick
has resolved to orientate himself more broadly
towards other industrial partners this year, as to
expand his research possibilities.


Rick created several rope samples and constructions
which define the basic properties of this new mode
of application. He is also examining the functional
and aesthetic qualities of this novel technique. The
Colback® Ropes project explores the use of Colback® fibers in rope making. By drawing the Colback®
fibers into unfamiliar territory, new possibilities for
the implementation of the material emerge

Vanguard technology such as this one provides many opportunities — and simultaneously, many problems. Being the inventor of a new technology is both a blessing and a curse, precisely because
it is unique; it cannot be replicated by anyone else. Due to its singularity, scaling up to concrete applications is a tricky task. For this reason, Rick has resolved to orientate himself more broadly towards other industrial partners this year, as to
expand his research possibilities.


Rick created several rope samples and constructions which define the basic properties of this new mode of application. He is also examining the functional
and aesthetic qualities of this novel technique. The Colback® Ropes project explores the use of Colback® fibers in rope making. By drawing the Colback® fibers into unfamiliar territory, new possibilities for
the implementation of the material emerge

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The Colback Ropes Project explores the use of Colback fibres in rope making. By drawing the Colback fibres into unfamiliar territory, new possibilities for the implementation of the material emerge.

The Colback Ropes Project explores the use of Colback fibres in rope making. By drawing the Colback fibres into unfamiliar territory, new possibilities for the implementation of the material emerge.

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Meet the designer

Meet the designer

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Name
Rick Tegelaar

Product
Rope samples and
constructions which define
the basic properties of
a new mode of Colback®
fibre application

Materials used

Various Colback yarns and fleeces

Techniques used
Techniques used
Twining
Twisting
Braiding
Weaving

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